Ted Grimsrud

98. The Blind Boys of Alabama—SPIRIT OF THE CENTURY

An amazing expression of American music—the traditional soul stirring gospel of one of the great, long-running creators of this wonderful music joined with R & B, blues, soul, folk, and rock and roll. This is the record that shows that Tom Waits writes gospel music as the Blind Boys nail two covers of Tom songs—along with songs by Ben Harper, Keith Richards/Mick Jagger, and others.

Spirit of the Century

Real World Records, 2001. [All-Music Guide review]

Here is #97.

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